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Archer House River Inn

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wonderfully friendly people; quaint setting on a delightful street in Northfield and the most comfortable beds! The Indian restaurant just off the lobby offered a great night's dinner. We had a lovely stay while we were touring colleges in Northfield.

1Thank 2beans2000
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We travel a lot ...but the Archer House rented us the worst room ever for $130 last night ...Old double bed barely fit in room with a foot to spare on each side. Louvered shutter was bathroom door. The small old fashioned tub had a pipe shower but shower head had all inner parts removed and water just came out...

4Thank NatureEnthusiast7
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in 309 which was a large 2 room, 1 bath accommodation. We booked very last minute on a Saturday night. Very impressed. It was so quiet in our rooms. The tavern on the lobby floor was quaint. Had live music. If u sit out on the bars deck, u can hear/see the band from the neighboring...

1Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I am writing this from the hotel room now. We stayed here the past two nights in the executive room which is one of the 2 bedroom suites. When I booked it I was taken back by how much it cost. I only did it because this hotel had the best reviews and I wanted to the 2 bedrooms since...

Thank Shanda H
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is an old historic building that has seen better days. It has been updated in some cosmetic ways compared to what it was in its past life as the Stuart Hotel, but the photos suggest a lot more remodeling than has actually occurred. I am amazed it meets fire code--check out the wiring situation in the place. It...

2Thank muffyt
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Room needed some tender loving care for maintenance items. Location is great for wondering around town, don't need a care to see most of downtown. Be sure to see the Jesse James Museum just 1 block away. Hotel has very good WIFI.

1Thank JeffConline
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The hotel has undergone extensive renovations. Our room was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and offered a view of the river directly behind the hotel. Northfield is a charming little town, trying valiantly to preserve the Main Street concept, and the Archer Inn is a major part of the downtown. The Indian food restaurant attached to the Inn is also very...

Thank Anne A
Montevideo, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I am glad we decided to stay at this place...it has 4 floors and we stayed on the 3rd floor..each room has a different name...There is a place to eat and place to have drinks..would highly recommend...Staff was awesome !!!!!.....Would stray here again

Thank di v
Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I think the options in Northfield are limited, but the hotel is in dire need of an entire renovation and to make matters worse the staff was actually rather rude and incompetent. This is not a charming small town inn that could ever be a part of an upscale association (like Historic Inns of America). Northfield probably lacks a market...

Thank Lupinelee
Todd B, Owner at Archer House River Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience at the Archer House River Inn. We would be glad to directly address any issues that you had and invite all guests to call or email us at any time. A manager or owner will quickly do all we can to address and rectify issues or concerns. The Archer House...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Well-preserved historical building in the heart of downtown. Some cute shops occupy the first floor and it is still styled in the time period of when it was built. Expect everything to smell like Indian food, though, as that type of restaurant is right next to the lobby.

2Thank Rachel C

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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Archer House River Inn occupies more than a central location in Northfield. For generations of guests and locals, it IS Northfield - a geographical and architectural landmark, a host to history for nearly 140 years, and an exemplar of the town's spirit of hospitality. Built in the French Second Empire style, the four-story red brick building is grand in design, rich in character, and impressive in its amenities - which include two full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, riverside lounge, conference space and more. Yet with just 36 rooms, no two of which are identical, the inn is intimate in scale and unique in feel. The Archer House also boasts the city's best location, straddling the town's main thoroughfare and the Cannon River. Beyond its prominent setting and venerable history, something else makes the Archer House special: a spirit reflected by the staff's pride in upholding a 140-year legacy of caring for guests, and the ownership's loving stewardship of a property that embodies the heart and soul of Northfield. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Archer House River Inn

Address: 212 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057-5194
Region: United States > Minnesota > Northfield
Price Range: €88 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Archer House River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Archer House Hotel Northfield
Archer Hotel Northfield
The Archer Hotel
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“I was in one of the tiny single rooms on the 3rd floor. It's possible the thin walls are less of a problem elsewhere in the hotel”
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“I think I would ask for a room on the back side. Each room is unique, so pick up the phone and talk to them about your needs.”
CML548, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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